Ute Route

Highlights fromThe Ute Route

Colorado - Arizona - Utah

Session II: July 8 - July 21

Canyonlands NP
- from Island in the Sky see a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries which divide the park into four distinct districts. Perform a scientific experiment and learn the secret about what is the “smartest” color to wear in the desert.


Capitol Reef NP - Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.


Bryce Canyon NP - stand amongst the Hoodoos - grotesque, eerie and often whimsical rock formations. Attend a night ranger-led program where you can see 7,500 stars in the sky.


Grand Canyon NP
- hunt for sea shell fossils on the North Rim walls along Angel Point and view the vistas from the Landmark Lodge. Go below the rim on the North Kaibab Trail to view the awesome and inspiring landscape.



Arches NP preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, which create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike any other in the world. Enjoy the sunrise or sunset standing under the world-famous Delicate Arch.

Zion NP’s
  walk among the monoliths and towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in a small narrow canyon along the River Walk to see what lives and grows amongst the hanging gardens that are watered by 2,000 year old rain seeping through the rock formations.


Marble Canyon NM – the colorful rocks and cliff walls marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon at its most western point.


Great Salt Lake SP  is salty because it does not have an outlet. Tributary rivers are constantly bringing in small amounts of salt dissolved in their fresh water flow. The lake is the remnant of Lake Bonneville; a great ice age lake that rose dramatically from a small saline lake 30,000 years ago.


Join us and explore our National Parks on an American Wanderer Adventure.